Before my daughter was born I felt lonely and sad due to relationship breaking down but it didn’t last long as I volunteered for crisis and our soup kitchen . I met some lovely people and i didn’t feel so sorry for myself cleaning tables and chatting to the homeless over the holidays . People will really see how hungry and sad homeless are living on the road!!
I’m sorry to hear about your recent breakup. I split up recently after a four year relationship and the increasing distance I noticed from my ex was causing me anxiety, low mood and insomnia to the extent that I managed to get referred through the NHS to see a psycho dynamic therapist and that helped me move towards ending a relationship that I should have moved away from a year earlier.
I felt very stuck in my relationship and now I feel much better because my life feels that is much more open to possibility again. I think the time in between relationships can be brilliant for renewal and self discovery. I have really got into exercise. I have reconnected with old friends and I’m looking forward to meeting new people at social groups I’m exploring through meetup.com.
Enjoy Christmas with your daughter and I hope you feel better very soon. Best wishes, Matt
please know that your not alone, I’m facing my first Christmas with just me and my 6 year old son after the breakdown of a 10 year relationship. Ill admit, his actions and words gradually made me fall out of love with him so its slightly easier in that sense but having to be there for my son as a mum and dad is hard. spend time with your family and make every effort possible for your child. Hoping your feeling a little better soon.
Christmas is not only one day. It really starts much earlier and lasts well into new year. Take the opportunity to get out there and see and meet people. I know you will miss your family life but you will still see your daughter and your Christmas will now be as you make it 😀